A 54-year-old Briarwood man has been identified as the victim of a hit-and-run in Jamaica on April 29.
Around 12:41 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at Hillside Avenue and 153rd Street.
Upon arrival, police discovered 54-year-old Azeemuddin Jalaluddin, who lived on Main Street, unconscious and unresponsive with severe trauma about the body.
EMS pronounced Jalaluddin dead at the scene. An investigation revealed that a dark colored Honda Pilot with New York State license plates was traveling westbound on Hillside Avenue when it struck the victim, who was attempting to cross 153rd Street while traveling northbound. The driver of the vehicle did not remain at the scene.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals who are wanted in connection with a robbery pattern in the 107th Precinct in late April.
The first incident took place at 3:20 p.m. on April 27 near 85th Avenue and 161st Street in Jamaica Hills. An 18-year-old man was approached by two unidentified men, one of whom displayed a knife and forcibly removed the victim’s phone before fleeing on foot.
During the second incident, which also took place on April 27, two youths—ages 14 and 15—were approached by two men around 5 p.m. One of the suspects displayed a knife and demanded the victims’ property. The victims’ cell phones and a total of $65 were removed and the two suspects fled on foot.
The first suspect is described as a Hispanic man who was wearing a black hooded jacket and camouflage pants with dark boots, while the second suspect was a black man who was wearing dark clothing and white sneakers.